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S ,VotXrMK a."NuistBriR ^.' I,-BAD LANDS COW BOY, -V A.9*CARPENTER, T. PACKABD, i'-Vti'''^ ^^VV'*«lf][|f'i!'f% '"Y* £$b5§ Bl A. T. PACKARD, •a^--' -Tu Cow Boris not published-for fun tuV for -t.fi per jear. Advertising Rates made known on application. !:•.:• 8tandlng Advertisements payable quarterly. •:, Transient Advertisement* and ail AV ,, THEBAD LANDS OOW BOY, ttfcDfiiu* DAKOTA.: :-:vJEnteredit tbe poitKjfflceat Hedora,Dak., as aec« jisjj-i.N".' ond claas mall matter. NOXAKY PtTBLIO. ,.J MEDORA.DAK. J-JAILY DAKOTA BLAPK. R~ Tells tbe truth, and is only Interested In point ing the way for settlers to make bomee. The Blade la democratici-and considers & public office a public trust, SUBSCRIBE FOR IT Boom 2,1st National Bank Block, Bismarck, Dak. RIVERSIDE HOTEL, MAX BASS, PROP.. BELFIELD, DAKOTA. One of the neatest houses on the line of theN P. R, It Onl) a fevr steps from the depot. F. E. BENJAMIN, Jeweler anil Watchmaker, MANDAN, DAKOTA. Renairin'of all kinds prompt]* executed Orttara from out of town receive my personal and careful attention II. R. LTON,Treaty H. VaxVik't?, Jr,, Cashier, M. LANG. Vice President. FIRST NATION! BANK OF MANDAN, DAKOTA. Paid-up Capital, $50,000 .Surplus, $15,000. tl!' Interest paid on Time Deposits. (General BankinK and Exchaugo Business done. McKESTZIE & O'BBXEXiT, 1CKSMITII Studebaker fp^ ». FARM AND FREIGHT WAGONS, Job work. Won- 9y insight, Addreae all compttnicatlofaa to 4, *\t" PLATFORM SPRING WAGON3, Jtfl *.y ... S8S% —AND— IN MEDORA, DAK. Work dona neatly and promptly. M. KLINE, SSflOXlHG & CHEWING TOBACCO And Smokers* Articles, ^:MANDAN DAKOTA. Urders by mail receive especial attention. Tuttle & -Howe, Live Stock •^. We make ft specialty of funiishlng cattle for ^Astern ranches. -i Correspondenco solicited. 'JCLEAR LAKE IOWA. J«D,,FLYNN, '?k Manufacturer and dealer In ^BootsitefilterSc^ 1 ps-iVaS''STREET, MANDAN, DAK. G. H. TOUSEY, Wboleaole and Retail MAIS »T, 0PP08ITB OQW HOT FIBST CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS, v- i%a/ & ATTORNEY, (lat« Ai A. Bnrgdan, U.0. A.) sfLniU). r' ,sr S 1 tl- it .DIOKINSON* DAK. 1 ^»'rt -vJiXi- A. T. PACKARD, ADENT. 'f^ ?-5 l#W% WARN ^^vffiROWN'S ^vV' 1 ^-y t,•1• 1 1, OYSTER GROTTO. And everything to be found in a FIRST-GLASS RESTAURANT PARLOR SUITS, !v "t't f"'* ..1 iy.\....... ..' 'swJd? GOLDEN GUN St .'•• --r.' ..'-.T v' :i.-' &». Outom Work obd %epairing a Spe- ^DIOKINSOK, DAKOTA. \4km ?-And CommisBlon.ftr! Orders Blled tor car loada or small lots. All kinds of grkln bougM and sold. STANDAN, DAKOTA. \s OTEL! I'I/^PBRMS REASONABLE. GIVE ME A CALL. T"'" CHAMBER SUITS, CIIE^beds, CANVASS COTS, :-i- 'V"V: 5 .MATTRESSES, HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. '*y- -::V.BOTTOM PRICES:::: Orders by mail will receive prompt attention. HAGER BLOCK, MANDAN. J. SLATCHER'S aMp-.' 5'^.Vt si^sfibotors,CaL'ft.'fc^V'W ,„4fr(IQ Colts* Cartridges $2.75 per 100$^= V'.CfBest Powder 4p cents per pound. Loaded Shot-Gun Shells $4 per 100. Jobbing a Specialty Bmd or exprm yow good* for r.p&lr« to m. ud IwUl gnuuMe uttalwatm tnd r.turnUi«i*•..• .00n poMlblt. Han had twenty-flr. ytart* «zperl*nc* In b«at aruoriM i» tb* UatMd SlatM, A&mMallcommunlcattouto 1. 8LAT0HER, biOHNSON. DAK. SHORT-HORN BULLS AND HEIFERS OTT1CS. Vrom tlx mtratka to tiro]r«an,r*a|U(la », price from fj' S100 TO $1,000! MMci00d«jik Wwbr«d*ri' tw. c, SCAN, Mr. tmum tw -.'i, .i\ ,t 4'r^fim A' il'^V V" WESTERN 4 HOUSE, *f*A "5?J3 t" ..an i'4 ^''L *tn BDCKBOARDS. I at PETER MALLOY, Prop., At%\ r^JLittle Missouri, Dak. &$2nfwx :i,i r-t **^4 Transient Rates per day. $i.co ''I f* Regular Board per week, 6.00 Jv ,» Vv FISH, MILK, EGGS AND POULTRY, GAME ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, OR DULUTH, ,i And all points in A* Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington Territory, 5. OREGON, BRITISH COLTTMBIA, PDGET SOUND, AND ALASKA. Express Tratna Daily, to whidi are attached PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS "AND ELEGANT DINING CARS. N O A N E O A S —MTWBBK— ST. PADIi AN1J PORTLANI), ORE. On any class of Ticket. EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE. THB ONLY ALL RAIL LINB TO THB YELLOWSTONE JIATiONAL PARK Fall information In resard to the Northern Pa* rifle lines can be obtained FRBJB 5 **'»£$ '-^-^11 *»j ^,.v v.• .x \i -,• A FINE BAR connected with, the house. EDICK BROS., Manufacturers and Jobbers In Cigars *xt* 1 A2*D( Tobacco i'. -V.- j,- W A A Corner Broadway and Third St. MEDORA, DAKOTA. DUNCAN & HILLES --A full line of all kinds of— SMOKERS' ARTICLES. 04 Main Street. BISMARCK. DAK. ^.V-sTHB DIRECT,L1K£ BETWEKM L»l r-^f 1 by addressing 0HA8. 8. FEE, General Passenser Agen^, ST Paul, Minn, HINNEAPOL^&ST.LQUIS STY "FAMOUS ALBERT"LEA ROHTL" Tteaboreisaeorreclmspoftbs^ ALBERT LEA ROUTE, ttdttilmmfdtste conaefttowL Thrcach Trains daQfv MftT. mtuD MIHUMU3 TO OBWAfifl^ VUInat€kaBi^eeaneettBc«tthaQUMS .* £AST wtf SOUTHEAST* ^tfce only ItoenwntegTlwmBh Oam tufui NMMEAPQUS V* DS9 IKHMtt, htm Ihltdtaabetviaa MlMUNUt AMB ST. WW, SSSSSP 'FISSSSSSLSLFIISSIS I r: ii ^OTftflro»S?twiai aM ^a«a,oamwcn aw«t(Tl^Siat,«raMna a. r. BOYD, Baal ttt.« Aft,«laM*v«Qk mtt .••• •!, BOOKS, STATIONERY, ETC, Uail Order* Promptly Attended to. Handan, Dakota. JOS. A. FERRIS KEEPS THE ONLY GENERAL STORE IN Little Missouri, Dak. GARDEN 8EEDS OF ALL KINDS A SPECIALTY. HO! FOR THE SKATING RINK tx-1 'FM-A if iy l$l TO PAS8 A PLEASANT IH)DR- J. C. FIBHXB, Prop. ~9i:E. DBmntACH, Manager, IKCOBPOEATKD 1849. ANNUAL STATEMENT 36TH OS TUB SpriiisfieliiFiM.kCd, S 0F !K ,V MEDORA. DAKOTA/MALFCH *6, 188,5 BEICE!!: MADE AT •tr-i fi,aat GUARANTEED BETTEB "U llaniinyfa^tmadeln' ey refunded. SPRINOFIELD, MASS,v^ =1 tW, JANUARY I, 1884. Cash Capital, all paid up..,$1,000,000 Qa Cnpaidl/wses............. 152,888 1? Reansurance Fund........ .1,001^50 All Other Claims.. ....... .. 30,150 00 Net Surplus. M,. 400,945 4| Gnn Assets |2,585,(fi3 Sqcpltw to Policyholders Jan. 1,1884, Sl.400.94w0. Ii 3. S IWNHALT, PREST 8. J. HALL, 8M' A-J.WMOHT.TWM. «fmn gmmuir, 111 MLU xucnuca. u.', A.J. HARDlKtf, J«mnU AfeCtt, C. S.KAHTStAaeH General Agent. PACKARD, Agent, 14 -r B*t Liirea C««foT Orrw«( Kf-' }ihY: ,f 'W' iiiiis I I.1.. .!•• .'•I' .. '-'WW I.-.I The sporting world has again come Jtorth from its winter quarters and from time to time a column of "Sporting Rotes'' may be expccted by our read era. V. Wednesday the 15th of April, has beep ifclectcd by Governor Fierce as Arbor day. It is especially requested that everyone should observe, this., (lay and many JkL6CL0T3. XJNC jl A11Tl jhe purpose of doing more effectual jivork in this direction we will in our next issue call a meeting to be held in ?BE Cow BOY office, to see what our citizens are willing to do in this direc tion. fv Plans will be drawn, estimates toys nished, and contracts taken on any' building work in brick or stone. Address all orders to PETER J. BOOK, Medora, fSinpheimer & Taylor, Dealers in trees as possible. For v.'-' latest report. status that Gen. '^condition is much improved. It dy donbtful if he can live long, bit .j#1iearte.of i, 1 DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS WINDOW GLASS, LAMPS ETC. I" Also a Complete Stoek of WALL PAPER, BLANK. BOOKS, SCHOOLS a whole nation quicken at jiie joyful news. At every opportunity ihe works on his history of the war and ilt issincerly hoped that he will live long enough to complete'it. His financial troubles and present sickness have bur ied in oblivon all the factional enmity toward liim and now in his weak old age he is again gaining the place in the hearts of his countrymen that he held after the war. The Mandan. Pioneer makes us tired. It Is raising a constant howl against Teady-printa and then fills up three 'pdrtlis of its space with "snakes." The Seady-prints contain the latest news in jondensed form, besides much other interesting and live reading matter. The "snakes" are mostly old, mil-dewed ktones and are at best but poor -filling," and scarcely ever mako a good impression on the paper, a point which the Pioneer ne\er wastes its valuable time in getting in any event. Cork up on ready-prints or be consistent and discard "snakes," Mr. Pioneer. Dak. The Dominion government is reaping the result of its tyrannical policy tow ard settlers and now has a good^sized rebellion-oii its hands in the Saskatche wan couLtry. The uprising is headed by Louis Riel, of Red River fame and is raised because of the non-settlement of land claims. Riel was sent for from Montana to direct the settlers and for a long time counseled law-abiding meas ures. These utterly failed in their object and rebellion is the result. The rebels are well-armed and will make a desperate struggle ifor their rights. The 4A v«i 1*»*. *-V j1& S *•v I'C-^JItfVV Dominion troops and artillery are being lime on April l- itu is uua or ot seven .ft&itforw^aaiiilprolably t»y this tlnr^urBl«ilt «uod- an encounter has taken place. A great deal of newspaper talk has been wasted over the prospective remov al of Governor Pierce ani as to who his successor will probably be. If the pros pect worried the newspapors as little as it does the governor much less space would bo occupied in its consideration' and much less reason could be given by the president for his removal if all the governor's would-be friends would stop showing tho likelihood of his removal and trying the hit-or-miss style of hew ing out gubernatorial timber for the purpose of standing in with anew ad ministration. President Cleveland has been nearly consistent iu his practice of civil service reform rules, which he in terprets about as follows: Office-holders should be removed for inefficiency, for mal-feasance of office or for taking an active part in politics, or for having retained office on account of the votes lie controlled. Not a solitary one of these reasons can be brought to the governor's door and the president will have to find new reasons for the ap bpointment of a Democrat as governor of Dakota. We believe the president Is in earnest about civil service re form and consequently that Gilbert A fierce will be governor for the next three years. "In the wild, unfettered west, beware of the man who never carries arms, never gets drunk, and always minds his own business. He don't go around shooting out the gas, or intimidating a kindergarten school but when a brave frontiersman, with a revolver in each hand and a boWi^dovvn the back of his n^cki tUSUlte a modest young fady. aM needs to be thrown through a plate-glass window and then walked over by the populace, call in the silent man, who Mores to wear a clean shirt and human taothes."—[Bill Nye. With all his'humor and fiction, the .above article shows that Bill Nye occa jtionally usee a good deal of sound com t$Oon sense in his articles. It can be put •down as a fact that four-fifths of the Teckles8 8hqoting done in the west, is. the work of some sap-headed tender-foot [, #ho wants to pose as a bad man. As Jong as thfoe characters tackle other pilgrims, their true charactsr is not exposed and the police papers of the ,«ast will come out with another account fit the way a bad man held UD a guile less tender-foot, and the goal of another Would-be bad man's happiness is reached by this publication At some iime, eich ope of these Police Gazette bad men will meet the quiet, unarmed man spoken of in the above article and each one will get his head everlastingly ewplled externaUy to balance the inter nal swelling. This is the most accom modating country in the world to the man who ia loo^ing for a fight and the only reasoa, theso men are.not exposed sooner is that they are careful to pick op°a ttea whom they know'will not $ ?uf 4 WiML^n/ J"1^3?"*1 STOCK NO'PES. Strayed or Stolen. From Little Missouri, July 6, J884, a bay liorse, eight years old and weighing about 1,000 pounds: The horse was branded with an anchor on left clieek and a hat brand on left shonlder. _0n the left hip he had a Texas brand, dooking something like 7N, connected with flourish at top of -N. A reward of 125 will be paid for information leading to his recovery. The horse is the prop-: erty of John Pohl, and information can be brought or sent to the Cow BOY office. There will be a meeting of stockmen atthe Merrill house, in (rlendive, March 31. The Musselshell and Yellowstone cat tlemen hold a round-up meeting April 5th at Billings. S. A Marney, of the Stockgrowers* Jonral passed through Medora last week on his way to Miles City. The Mingusville cow-boys who made conductor Clark "tnp the light, fantastic" are out on bail of $500 each. Cattle rates in car load lots to Medora from St. Paul, are $75 for this season, with a reduction of $5 on tenor more can. Mr. Stotts, of Spearfish, started home Monday morning, lie has been in Iowa bnying cattle, all thoroughbreds or high grades, for his Redwater ranch in the Hills. The Stockgrowers' Journal reports that 100,000 head of Texas cattle will be ready for a northern movement within the next sixty days. It is doubtful, however, if a solitary head will be for warded, as the quarantine laws of Colo rado, Kansas and New Mexico are pro hibitary. It seems strange that some of our stockmen do not drive in a good herd of cow-horses and ktjup them tor sale. Ihere is right now a large demand for iliem aud over two hundred could have been sold on the river Bince last falL Our stockmen are waking up to the fact that there is no economy in buying cneap cow-horses and there is now a ready sale lor Urst-class animals. We are in receipt of a letter from Julius LeMoyne, expressing regret that ne couia uoi attend the meeting of stock me Jiuiiureu ot snecaiue.' lie is also very tavoraoiy impressed with the merits ot polled cattle lor the range. He in tends being iu Medora some lime in May. Action should be taken at the coming meeting ol: me Little Missouri association lowaru getuug a territorial veterinary surgeon. It will be two years before me legislature meets a0aiu lu„ some thiag canOe done now toward the mau iiig of sucn an office. Such action is necessary because in all probobiiity a territorial veterinary surgeon will be appointed at the next session of the leg islature and it is important that a com peUuit man be appointed aud not some ignoramus whose chief qualification is 111s political record We are in receipt of a letter from Theodore Roosevelt aud this printed by iawB of the Little Missouri rirer Stock men's Association. In the by-laws we notice that the number of bulls to the hundred cows lias been changed from ten to seven. The letter contains the following official call: A meeting of the Little Missouri StocKinen's Association is Hereby called lor li A. iL, HeOnesday, Aplil 1,1885, to be heiu in fennell Mali, Aledora, Dak. Matters connected wuli the spring id-up will come up for discussion.". ro^ud IHEODOKE ROOSEVELT. Chairman. By the -sale of Billy Paddock's raneh to b. o. uaiiib and with the stocking of this range the Little Missouri river front will be pretty well occupied for fifty miles up the river and fifty miles down. To our mind, however, there aro other ranges off the river, tributary to Medora that are as good as, if not superior to anything on the river. One can scarcely go rnnfn jiit .fir, eight miles back from the river provided water can be obtained iu good quantity. From the nature of the country, there is little danger of enough cattlemen com ing in on the river to overstock the ranges.' The Montana legislature at the recent session passed a bill relating to stock inspection that, from all wo can see, will be a great advantage. The territory is divided into two districts Custer, Yellowstone and Dawson counties forming the first, and Choteau, Meagher and Lewis and Clark count ies, forming the second. For each of these counties a tattle commissioner is appointed by the igover nor, each commissioner to be an -owner of cattle,and all to forma territorial board of stock commissioners who shall have general control of stock interests and be authorized to punish any unlaw ful act against such interests. The board is authorized to appoint as many detectives as it sees proper who aro empowered to make arrestees they may be^ necessary. One and one-half mills on the valuation of all stock is' taxed against owners to pay expenses aa In curred by thcs6 detectives. The com missioners are to recelve -no salary but the detectives will ib* salaried. PRICE $a.oo PER YEAR We presume the by-laws of ouraasocia' tlon are pretty generally known as they were published at the time of tke Decem ber meeting. For the benefit of those Who Were not there we republish them: v, .f 1.—This Association shall be knnwn a* The Little Missouri river StoekmeflV Association. S.—The object at this Association .is to advance the iitteresta of stoekgrowep and dealere in livestock of all kinds in western. Dakota, and for tiie prtrpoSe frf the protection of the same against frauds and swim&eiB> and to prevent tlwstcsl*' ing, taking, and driving away of horned cattle, eheep. horses, and oilier stock from the rightfht owners thereof, and Ur enforcethe stock tewsofthe-TerriKiryOE' Dakota. 3.—The officers of the Assoeiatiqn phali consist of a Chairman and V'iee^Chair-v man, elected annnally at tfie ftn-t meet fncheld after the fall swnnd-up, and a Secretary, elected afeaelt meeting, whose work, is t6 he superinteadc(ic by the Chairman. 4.—The representation In the^ AsMefa tion is to be by firms,'each firm being: entitled to but one vote. 5.—There shall bo: at least two meet ings of the Association annually to be held at the time and place anointed by the Association and at the request in ^writing of any three members of the Association a special meeting shall, be called by the Chairman, who shall, how ever, give at least one week's notice thereof. Seven members shall constituio a quorum for transaction of business OBDZR OF BUSINESS. I. Calling the roll.. jS II. Reuiling minutes of last meeting.' m. Election of .new members. IV. Unfinished business. v. Reports of officers and committees. YI. Election of officers. V. vil. General business. 7.—No member shall gather cattle on any range not his own during the months between December 1st and the date of general spring round-up, without giving due notice a reasonable time beforehand to the other ranchmen of tho neighbor? hood. 8.—In order toattain greater efficiency in round-ups, we hereby agree to place our men under the orders of the foreman of the round-up, so long as they Temain with it, and in case of refusal by any man to do faithfully and well the duty assigned to him, or to obey the orders given to him by the foreman, in driving, cutting out, and other work, we hereby authorize the foreman of any round-up to prohibit any man so offending from any farther participation in said work. 9.—It is the sense of this Association, and is hereby made binding on its mem bers, that any man who shall hereafter turn out any female neat cattle upon the range shall place with them, at the time of turning loose, not less than seven (7) serviceable bulls for every one hundred 100) head of female cattle which are two years old and upward-at that time^and tst, nt-««gh vaar.4 thereafter, every member shall supply the same proportion of bnlls of the same usefulness and quality to all female cat tle of the above age of which he may then be the owner. Proved violation of the above rule shall be deemed a proper' subject for complaint, the penalty to be decided by a majority of the Association present at the next meeting. 10.—If any of the cattle companies or stockmen along the river refuse to obey the rules and by7laws of this Association, it will refuse to act with or allow them to take part in the ronnd-up and the captain of the round-up shall see that no stockmen debarred by action of this Association from participating in the round-up is allowed to take part in' it, and he shall further 6ee that no third party, acting in the interest of said stockman, is permitted to take part in or derive benefit from the round-up. The following is a list of tlie members of our association as taken from the printed by-laws: CONTINENTAL CATTLE Co, John N. Simpson, Esq, Manager, Gay's Bnildimr. No. 39, St. Louis, Mo. BERBY CATTLE CO, H. S. Boice, Esq, Manager, Mingusville, Montana. ABEBDEEN ANGUS 4,^'M CATTLE Co, J. J. Clemmer Esq, Manager. Cresco, Iowa. GCSTAVUS GEISY, Esq, Mingusville Montana. ROWK,PABKEB& EASTON CATTLE Co, I D. C. Rowe, Manager, Mingusville, lion tana. KKIMHEIO*. RANCH, Gregor Lang, Man ager, Medora, Dakota. To WEBS & GCDGEL, Mingusville, MOn tana. CLARK & PLUM (E. C.), Dorr Clark, Manager, 110 Dearborn Street, Chicago. LITTLE MISSOURI HORS* RV, H. R. Tarbell, Manager, Medora, Dakota. N. P. REFRIGERATOR OAK UO. Marquis I de Mores. Manager, Medora, Dakota. So Ho CATTLE Co, Medora, Dakota. L. D. & B. RUMSEY, J. L. Truscott, Manager, Medora, Dakota. BADGES CATTLE Co, Howard Eaton, Manager, Medora, Dakota. f. CUSTER TRAIL CATTLE CO, F. Alden Eaton.ilanager.HeaoraiDalrotii. LE MOYNE CATTLE Co, U. K. Wade Manager, Medora, Dakota. W. N. THOMPSON & Co, Win. Dantz. Manager, Medora, Dakota. H. B. WADSWOBTH & CO, M. Wads-1 worth. Manager, Medora, Dakota. MALTESE CROSS BRAND. F«rris& Merri field. Managers, Medora, Dakota. We have repeatedly stated that^fee estimate of the cattle loss'witsnU gueM work and we are now more than ever convinced of it We wUl now make the hroad statement that there i» not & stockman on the river who can be cer tain within onelrtwo per cenL, otv^tt his Iocs actually Is. It utterly lmpoeKl ble tQ tell, even after the nmnd4mi MOM than «ver are wecartalu hewsvef ttat the loss In the Bid UndM* ieM «ww%eo.pKCMi.t foil kJs ELKHORNBRAND, SeawaU& Dow, Man- f-ViS agers, Medora, Dakota. mtf" E. W: CASEY A Co, Frank' Moore, Man- ager, Medora, Dakota. No prorision is made in the constitu tion for the election of new members but the last meeting voted that any stockman wishing to join could hanil his name to the chairman before tho coming meeting in April and be admitted aa a member. Among the addresses given ®$l is that of Clark & Plum as 110 Randolph11' street Chicago. If we mistake not it bt 110 Dearborn. f»''"